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23min of Ska : Pleiades

23skaPLEIADES
“Many a night I saw the Pleiads,
rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies
tangled in a silver braid.”

– “Locksley Hall” by Lord Tennyson

00:00 – the Scotch Bonnetts – What Becomes Mine (Live Ya Life ’13)
02:36 – Stop the Presses – Skanking Private Ryan (eSkandalo! ’13)
06:34 – Save Ferris – I’ve Not Crying for You (Modified ’99)
10:27 – the Freecoasters – Little Havana (the Freecoasters ’14)
14:13 – the Oldians – Failed Love Affaires (Wandering Souls ’11)
17:13 – the Interrupters – Judge Not (the Interrupters ’14)
20:05 – the Pepper Pots – Forget the Rules (Shake It! ’07)

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23min of Ska : Keep All Your Secrets Undercover

23skaSOAPWhen building yourself up, don’t forget to keep part of yourself to yourself. Your ego is only scaffolding that eventually needs to be removed so you can shine, but you can’t give everything away. We all need our secrets. We need that little part of us to keep inside our heads that makes us, well, ourselves. Remember that, remember your core, what defines you, it isn’t anything that external, and it is hard to explain, but don’t lose it. That being said… here’s a bunch of cover songs for you! Yay! And yeah, two Operation Ivy covers, so what, they’re both good, deal with it.

the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Rudie Can’t Fail (Burning London : the Clash Tribute ’99)
the Pepper Pots – Be My Baby (Shake It! ’07)
the Pinstripes – Holiday (the Holiday Sessions Vol. 3 ’11)
Sammy K And the East Los Three – Bankshot (Dale la Bota ’13)
the Holophonics – Making People Normal (MaSKArades Vol. 3 ’13)
the Amphetameanies – This Boy (Now! That’s What I Call the Amphetameanies ’06)
Save Ferris – Artificial Life (Orange County’s Punk Vs. Ska: Round One ’97)
the Frits – Concrete Jungle (Spare Shells : a Tribute to the Specials ’00)

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23min of Ska : Up into the Great Night

23ska-orangeplaidIt is all about having great nights lately! Last weekend I drove about a hour to go see a great band play (the Shifters in case you were wondering) and it was a blast to finally meet them in person and see them play. Just the other night I went out with my wife for our 2nd anniversary and (as expected) it was great as well. All day long we all slave away at our day job just waiting to get to the night, which offers freedom and fun if we aren’t too wiped out to take advantage of them. I implore you to fight that tired and weary state and get out there and enjoy some epic nights!

the Kim Basinger Band – Everything I’m Not (Between Sin & Sanity ’06)
Greenhouse – Aqua (Tomorrow the World ’98)
King Django – Do You Really Love Me? (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
Hooray for Our Side – Sympathetic (Hooray for Our Side ’13)
the Pepper Pots – I’ll Fly with You (Shake It! ’07)
the Bruce Lee Band – She’s an Angel (the Bruce Lee Band ’95)
the Hourglass Cats – Sense (432 EP ’13)

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23min of Ska : And Also Featuring

What do we all need. Ok, except for food, drinks and good music, what do we all need? Friends, that’s right, friends. So why do anything alone when we can do it with some good friends. And if we have enough, why not call over a few more? That’s exactly what was happening here, some great groups producing some great music with that little something extra. That is, an extra special guest on the song.

the Forthrights feat. Maddie Ruthless – Jaguar Queen (Head Above Water compilation ’11)
Manic Sewing Circle feat. Todd Hembrook – I Love You Baby (But I Don’t Have the Time) (Summer Spins ’07)
Green Room Rockers feat. Dave Hillyard – Exit 178 (Green Room Rockers ’10)
the Bashments feat. Mr. T-Bone – Festival 11 (the Bashments ’11)
the Pepper Pots feat. Dr. Ring Ding – Stay on Your Way (Shake It! ’07)
Riddim Cats feat. Chris Murray – Think (We Are the Cats! ’09)
Reel Big Fish feat. Monique Powell – She Has a Girlfriend Now (Turn the Radio Off ’96)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

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23min of Ska : Wedding Bells

In celebration of my recent wedding I cooked up this podcast. Is it a little mushy? Sure, but man, that’s what makes weddings a fun time. OK, maybe I’m getting a little personal with this episode, but heck, can you blame me? Get up, dance, drink a beverage, eat some cake and pretend you were there.

the Pepper Pots – the Garden of Love (Shake It! ’07)
doctormanette – Something I’ve Been Meaning to Say (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)
the Pinstripes – Sweet Lovin’ (Sweet Lovin’ ’10)
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – You are My Love (Step Forward ’08)
Prince Buster – My Girl (My Girl/Here Comes the Bride ’65)
Isaac Green & the Skalars – I Love You (Skoolin’ with the Skalars ’96)
Reel Big Fish – We Close Our Eyes (Dead Band’s Party ’05)

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